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New York - Times Square End-of-year Preparations In Full Swing

Published on: December 27, 2015 10:29 PM
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Electrician Jason Andrle installs a panel into the Times Square Waterford crystal ball, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Electrician Jason Andrle installs a panel into the Times Square Waterford crystal ball, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

Workers are installing 288 new sparkling Waterford crystal triangles. They are being added to more than 2,100 other crystal triangles to create what’s being described as a “Gift of Wonder” design.

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The ball is being worked on atop One Times Square at 42nd Street and Broadway.

The custom-designed crystals created by Waterford artisans are built to withstand high winds, precipitation and temperature fluctuations. The ball, a New Year’s Eve icon, must be sturdy because it will rest 470 feet above Times Square.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday.

Electricians Nick Bonavita, left, and Jason Andrle install triangular crystals into a panel they are installing on the Waterford crystal ball, background, on the roof of One Times Square, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Electricians Nick Bonavita, left, and Jason Andrle install triangular crystals into a panel they are installing on the Waterford crystal ball, background, on the roof of One Times Square, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)



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 Dec 27, 2015 at 11:17 PM RebKlemson Says:

as usual, one million idiots are spending the day standing uncomfortably in a cage making in their pants

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 08:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Anu ameilim, v'heim ameilim. Anu ratzim, v'heim ratzim.

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 10:02 AM old-time-brooklyn Says:

And your life is affected how? live and let live - lots can be said of many but you keep the negativity to yourself - what good does it do anyone?

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 Dec 28, 2015 at 11:21 AM MyThreeCents Says:

Why even mention this non event? It is total Shtuss V'Hevel.

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